Elysian Fields: Baseball’s Origins in Hoboken, NJ Began With A Duel

Contrary to popular belief, the origins of baseball are not found in Cooperstown, NY. The truth is, baseball’s origins can actually be found on the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ. Today, we address the interesting history that took place before a game was ever even played there. The Elysian Fields Continue Reading


The Columbian Exhibition: Cracker Jack, Baseball, and Chocolate

The year was 1893. The event, the Columbian Exhibition, otherwise known as the 1893 World’s Fair. History was made on that day… so was Cracker Jack. Created to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ journey to the new world, the 1893 Fair brought us three everyday items, the electric Continue Reading

Hall of Fame: The Undisputed Greatest Day in Baseball History

The greatest day in baseball history was day day when nobody was struck out, nobody hit a home run, nobody even put on a uniform and walked onto a baseball field. People may argue about the greatest day in baseball history, perhaps the day that Willie Mays caught a fly Continue Reading

All Time Lists: 20 Greatest Players of the Negro Leagues

Although the following list could certainly be disputed, the following players are the most notable stars of the era of the Negro Leagues. I have intentionally omitted a few superstars like Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Don Newcombe and Ernie Banks, who played briefly during the decline of the Continue Reading

Growing Up Baseball: Introducing Ken Baumgardt

Like many youths, I grew up loving the game of baseball. This is my story. I was blessed to have been born in northern Delaware and situated nearly dead smack between two great baseball stadiums in Baltimore and Philadelphia. They were both my favorites growing up, although I certainly admired Continue Reading